Have you heard of Event 201?
What if I told you that in October 2019 a panel of global experts from the fields of business, public health and government met in New York (organized/supported/funded by Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, World Economic Forum and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) to discuss, simulate and solve a global catastrophe? What if I told you this tabletop exercise centered around a global health concern and its affects on the global economy, and how governments, businesses and health professionals should respond in such an event?
Recent years showed that the world sees about 200 epidemics per year. The panel met to discuss how to respond should EVENT 201 become a global pandemic. What if I told you the simulated health concern -the “pretend” pandemic- discussed in October 2019 was centered around a possible coronavirus outbreak?
That was Event 201.
A massive coincidence? They say it is. They say Event 201 did not predict our current predicament. A coronavirus scenario was likely, so that’s what they simulated.
But do we really think they would admit it if they did know? It’s very possible the individuals on the panel did not know, but the left hand often does not know what the right hand is doing-correct?
I don’t know if I believe in such a large coincidence. Decide for yourself.
Take a look at the video recap posted by the group that hosted the event. The hypothetical news reports and proposed global response are eerily familiar.